Foodwise Extension Milwaukee County

Foodwise Extension Milwaukee County The UW-Extension, Milwaukee County Nutrition Education Program helps families and individuals choose, purchase and prepare healthful food The UW-Extension Milwaukee County Nutrition Education program helps limited resource families and individuals: - Choose healthful diets - Purchase and prepare healthful food - Food Safety - Attain food security by learning to stretch their food dollars wisely The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program is funded by the US department of Agriculture.

In partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, WNEP provides lessons on choosing healthier snacks, food safety, and eating a variety of healthy foods for students in over 50 schools. In partnership with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and other local senior centers, WNEP provides nutrition education for older adults on eating foods with less fat, increasing intake of fruits and vegetables, tips on menu planning, and shopping for one or two. In partnership with a variety of community partners, WNEP provides nutrition education to parents and caregivers. Topics taught are choosing foods with less fat, shopping, increasing fruits and vegetables, preparing low fat healthy meals, food safety, and proper sanitation. WNEP works with many other community partners like SDC Head Start, Children’s Outing Association, Milwaukee County WIC, Second Harvest, Hunger Task Force, and Milwaukee County Corrections providing nutrition lessons on topics such as feeding young children, healthier snacking, purchasing nutritious foods, preparing foods in healthier ways, and eating a variety of nutritious foods every day.

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Extension Milwaukee County
11/16/2020
Extension Milwaukee County

Extension Milwaukee County

Happy Native American Heritage Month! This month we celebrate the rich and diverse culture, history, and contributions of Native communities.

Do you still have Milwaukee Market Match coupons? This Saturday 11/14 and next Saturday 11/21 are the last days to spend...
11/10/2020

Do you still have Milwaukee Market Match coupons? This Saturday 11/14 and next Saturday 11/21 are the last days to spend them at the Fondy Farmers Market! All other locations are closed for the season. Don't forget to grab your free fruits and vegetables before your coupons expire!

This Saturday, October 31st, is the last day to spend WIC and Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers! Th...
10/29/2020
Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition

This Saturday, October 31st, is the last day to spend WIC and Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers! The Fondy Farmers Market is open on Saturday from 7 AM - 2 PM and the West Allis Farmers Market is open from 1 PM - 6 PM. More info at bit.ly/EBTMKE! 🍎🍏🥕🥬

HAVE EBT? Get FREE fruits & vegetables with MILWAUKEE MARKET MATCH! Up to $20 per person per day. When you use your QUEST card at the market, you will

Some FoodShare households will receive additional benefits for October. The October benefits will be automatically put o...
10/20/2020

Some FoodShare households will receive additional benefits for October. The October benefits will be automatically put on your QUEST card on November 1. You don't need to do anything! More info on this flyer from Wisconsin Department of Health Services:https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02647.pdf

Milwaukee Public Schools families can pick up FREE fresh produce each Thursday in October! First pickup is this Thursday...
10/06/2020
MPS: MPS families can pick up free fresh produce each Thursday in October

Milwaukee Public Schools families can pick up FREE fresh produce each Thursday in October! First pickup is this Thursday at MPS Stop, Grab, and Go locations. One produce bag will be provided per family while supplies last. Bags will be available during regular meal distribution hours (11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.). Families can pick up a produce bag without students being present. This Thursday's Celebrate Culture Through Food theme is Hispanic Culture! Produce bag will feature avocados, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño pepper, lime, mango, plantain, Roma tomatoes, and white onion. 🥑🌶🧄🧅 For more info: https://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/News/MPS-families-can-pick-up-free-fresh-produce-each-Thursday-in-October.htm

MPS will offer free fresh produce to families each Thursday in October to promote healthy eating and celebrate world cultures.

Milwaukee Market Match doubles your dollars when you use FoodShare at the farmers market! Visit Fondy Farmers Market, Gr...
09/17/2020

Milwaukee Market Match doubles your dollars when you use FoodShare at the farmers market! Visit Fondy Farmers Market, Greenfield Farmers Market, Riverwest Gardeners Market, Shorewood Farmers Market, and the Tosa Farmers Market this weekend to get FREE Wisconsin grown produce when you use your QUEST card. Up to $20 per person per day. Expires on 11/21/20. Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. 🍎🥦🍆🍉🌽🥕🍅

MKE Community Fridge has free, healthy food available for anyone, anytime, no questions asked. Located outside The Tande...
08/25/2020
MKE Community Fridge strives to fight food insecurity

MKE Community Fridge has free, healthy food available for anyone, anytime, no questions asked. Located outside The Tandem at 1848 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Read the article to learn more about how to access food, or how to get involved!

Give if you can and take what you need.

FoodShare benefits to be extended for July and August! Thank you Milwaukee Food Council for the info and update from Wis...
08/13/2020

FoodShare benefits to be extended for July and August! Thank you Milwaukee Food Council for the info and update from Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

FoodShare households will receive the maximum monthly benefit amount based on the number of eligible people in their household for July and August if they are not receiving the max amount already. The additional July benefits will be available on QUEST cards on August 9, and the additional August benefits will be available on QUEST cards on August 23. More info from Wisconsin Department of Health Services here:https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p02647.pdf

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation Pop Up Farmers Market opens TODAY at 3:30 PM! This week's market can be...
08/11/2020
counties.extension.wisc.edu

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation Pop Up Farmers Market opens TODAY at 3:30 PM! This week's market can be found at Century City I Building (Good City Brewing) at 3945 N. 31st St. QUEST/EBT accepted, and a $3 coupon in this flyer for the first 25 attendees:https://counties.extension.wisc.edu/milwaukee/files/2020/08/Northside-Pop-Up-Markets-FINAL.pdf

Hunger Task Force, Inc. is distributing their final round of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers THIS Frida...
08/10/2020
www.hungertaskforce.org

Hunger Task Force, Inc. is distributing their final round of Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers THIS Friday, August 14th from 9 AM - 1 PM at the Abundant Faith Church of Integrity located at 7830 Good Hope Road. More info and application can be found on Hunger Task Force's website:https://www.hungertaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SFMV-flyer-distribution2_2020_V2.pdf

We're wrapping up National Farmers Market Week by visiting the Fondy Farmers Market, open from 7 AM - 2 PM TODAY! QUEST/...
08/08/2020

We're wrapping up National Farmers Market Week by visiting the Fondy Farmers Market, open from 7 AM - 2 PM TODAY! QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted, plus Market Match doubles your dollars to buy fresh produce at the market! 🍅🍆🥦🌽🥕 For more info on markets open throughout the week, visit bit.ly/EBTMKE. #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

Check out the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition and Hunger Task Force, Inc.'s list of markets in MKE County that accept...
08/07/2020

Check out the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition and Hunger Task Force, Inc.'s list of markets in MKE County that accept benefits at bit.ly/EBTMKE. Stop by a market this weekend and use your QUEST card to buy local foods! Shorewood Farmers Market and Greenfield Farmers Market are open this Sunday. #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

Grocery shopping plans this weekend? How about your local farmers market to celebrate National Farmers Market Week? 🍅🍆🥒🌶...
08/06/2020
Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition

Grocery shopping plans this weekend? How about your local farmers market to celebrate National Farmers Market Week? 🍅🍆🥒🌶🌽🥕 Many markets accept QUEST/EBT and are open this Saturday, including Tosa Farmers Market, South Shore Farmer's Market, Oak Creek Farmers Market, and many more! Find out which market is closest to you by visiting bit.ly/EBTMKE #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

Use your FoodShare benefits at the farmers market! ¡Aproveche sus beneficios FoodShare en el mercado de agricultores! Siv koj cov nyiaj muas noj rau tom khw

The Brown Deer Farmers Market is open today from 9 AM - 5:30 PM! Check out this vibrant, all day farmers market this Nat...
08/05/2020

The Brown Deer Farmers Market is open today from 9 AM - 5:30 PM! Check out this vibrant, all day farmers market this National Farmers Market Week and every Wednesday through the end of October. QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted, AND MATCHED! Get double your dollars to purchase SNAP eligible foods at the market by using your benefits. bit.ly/EBTMKE #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

The West Allis Farmers Market is open today from 12 PM - 6 PM! Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by visiting this h...
08/04/2020

The West Allis Farmers Market is open today from 12 PM - 6 PM! Celebrate National Farmers Market Week by visiting this historic market. QUEST/EBT, WIC, and Senior FMNP vouchers accepted! You can also visit this market on Thursdays from 12 - 6, and Saturdays from 1 - 6. bit.ly/EBTMKE #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

National Farmers Market Week continues with our community partner highlight: Fondy Food Center, best known for operating...
08/03/2020

National Farmers Market Week continues with our community partner highlight: Fondy Food Center, best known for operating the Fondy Farmers Market (open tomorrow from 9 AM - 2 PM) and the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market! We work with Fondy to make farmers markets more accessible to all through the work of the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition. Learn more at bit.ly/EBTMKE#FarmersMarketsAreEssential 🍏🍅🍆🥬🌽🥕

Happy National Farmers Market Week! The Riverwest Gardeners Market is open every Sunday from 10 AM - 3 PM on Pierce & Ce...
08/02/2020

Happy National Farmers Market Week! The Riverwest Gardeners Market is open every Sunday from 10 AM - 3 PM on Pierce & Center Street. QUEST/EBT accepted. Stop by today for bountiful local fresh foods! bit.ly/EBTMKE #FarmersMarketsAreEssential

The 2020 list of farmers markets that accept SNAP/EBT, WIC, & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers is finall...
07/21/2020

The 2020 list of farmers markets that accept SNAP/EBT, WIC, & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers is finally here! Thanks to the Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition & Hunger Task Force, Inc. for compiling this list. Visit bit.ly/EBTMKE to learn how to use your benefits at the market!

May 21st is Wisconsin School Garden Day! While we aren't meeting together this year, we can still learn from things that...
05/20/2020

May 21st is Wisconsin School Garden Day! While we aren't meeting together this year, we can still learn from things that grow around us. Celebrate with us by drawing or sharing a photo of something that is growing where you live! #WISchoolGardenDay

May 21st is Wisconsin School Garden Day! While we aren't meeting together this year, we can still learn from things that grow around us. Celebrate with us by drawing or sharing a photo of something that is growing where you live!

May 21st is WI School Garden Day! Our friends at Wisconsin School Garden Network have compiled a great list of resources...
05/15/2020

May 21st is WI School Garden Day! Our friends at Wisconsin School Garden Network have compiled a great list of resources for youth garden leaders and educators to use when planning virtual school garden day celebrations! #WISchoolGardenDay

https://wischoolgardens.org/youth-gardening-covid-19/

05/08/2020
FoodWIse Healthy Drinks (Spanish)

Mire a continuación las formas creativas y saludables de brindar por el comienzo del fin de semana :) ¡
Gracias a nuestro condado de FoodWIse Extension Dane por estas ideas refrescantes!

La nutrición no es solo lo que está en su plato. Lo que bebe también puede hacer una gran diferencia. ¿Cuáles bebidas debe consumir con mayor frecuencia? ---...

05/08/2020
FoodWIse Healthy Drinks (English)

Watch below for creative and healthy ways to toast the beginning of the weekend :)
Thank you to our FoodWIse Extension Dane County for these refreshing ideas!

You should drink lots of water everyday. What other beverages should you reach for often to keep drinking healthy? --- At University of Wisconsin–Madison Div...

05/06/2020
FoodWIse Remixing Meals (Spanish)

¿Está buscando maneras de agregar ingredientes saludables a la dieta de su familia? Comience con un plato que ya conoce y que le guste. Reinvente sus tacos al agregar tomates frescos.

Gracias, FoodWise Extension Dane County

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5nbjKxCiQM&list=PLWYkTfJ_LDJbvrLvGKcfq-hkRfgUHvXNx&index=3

¿Está buscando maneras de agregar ingredientes saludables a la dieta de su familia? Comience con un plato que ya conoce y que le guste. Reinvente sus tacos a...

05/06/2020
FoodWIse Remixing Meals (Hmong)

Nrhiav cov kev ntxiv cov khoom nyab xeeb rau koj tsev neeg kev noj? Pib nrog rau taig zaub mov uas koj twb paub zoo thiab nyiam noj. Rov tov dua koj cov zaub mov taco nrog ntxiv rau txiv lws suav. Thiab nyiam noj.

FoodWise Extension Dane County

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tayqdVJ2OM4&list=PLWYkTfJ_LDJbvrLvGKcfq-hkRfgUHvXNx&index=2

Nrhiav cov kev ntxiv cov khoom nyab xeeb rau koj tsev neeg kev noj? Pib nrog rau taig zaub mov uas koj twb paub zoo thiab nyiam noj. Rov tov dua koj cov zaub...

Keep your mind and body active with these free classes from Milwaukee Recreation this week! Tune in to their Facebook pa...
03/30/2020

Keep your mind and body active with these free classes from Milwaukee Recreation this week! Tune in to their page for a live stream of the scheduled classes to keep you healthy while you practice #SaferAtHome policies.

We are bringing our programming directly to you! All week, our instructors are going live on Facebook with yoga, fitness, and cooking classes to help you stay engaged while you practice #SaferAtHome policies.

Stay tuned to this page during the listed times for each session.

03/27/2020
TMJ4 News

Ayuda Mutua MKE - Coronavirus esta proporcionando comida y cosas para el hogar a la comunidad. Visite la página de Facebook para obtener más información o para doñar.

Ayuda Mutua MKE is providing food and household things in response to Coronavirus. Visit their page to learn more or to donate.

They are barely 2 weeks old and are already making a huge impact on Milwaukee's south side.

As COVID-19 keeps residents in their homes and schools closed, access to food is becoming increasingly difficult for som...
03/17/2020

As COVID-19 keeps residents in their homes and schools closed, access to food is becoming increasingly difficult for some Milwaukee residents. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has compiled a list of food pantries and meal programs operating around the city. *Note that this is not a complete list and circumstances have been changing rapidly, so please call before visiting a site.

https://milwaukeenns.org/2020/03/17/covid-19-where-to-find-food-and-how-you-can-help/?mc_cid=0a6191f055&mc_eid=49ef0296ea

Extension Milwaukee County's offices are closed and employees are working remotely until April 10th. All FoodWIse progra...
03/17/2020

Extension Milwaukee County's offices are closed and employees are working remotely until April 10th. All FoodWIse programming is paused until April 10th. We are working to ensure our communities are as safe as possible.

To follow health guidelines provided by Milwaukee County and UW Madison our office is closed and our staff working remotely until April 10. Please be patient as we work out online delivery for our programming.

Visit our website for more details: https://milwaukee.extension.wisc.edu/2020/03/16/office-closed-until-april-10-to-follow-health-safety-guidelines/

The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market is CANCELLED this Saturday 3/14 and next Saturday 3/21. Stay tuned for the 3/28 date...
03/12/2020

The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market is CANCELLED this Saturday 3/14 and next Saturday 3/21. Stay tuned for the 3/28 date and if the season will be extended into April! We look forward to the market being back up and running soon!

The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market is CANCELLED SATURDAYS MARCH 14th and MARCH 21st. With the risk of COVID-19 pandemic spreading more rapidly, Governor Evers declared a public health emergency for the State of Wisconsin, and DHS is recommending the cancellation of all events involving more than 250 people. In recognition of our role in protecting the health of our community, we make this hard decision with great responsibility. We will keep everyone updated on the March 28th market, and if we can extend the season into April at all.

Who's excited for garden season?!
03/06/2020

Who's excited for garden season?!

We're excited to be a part of this newly formed coalition! Gleaning  = less waste and more healthy foods to folks who ne...
12/10/2019

We're excited to be a part of this newly formed coalition! Gleaning = less waste and more healthy foods to folks who need it most. Stay tuned to hear more about gleaning efforts here in Milwaukee County in 2020!

Today’s meeting of #MKE #Gleaners Coalition- how can we better rescue perfectly edible #food bound for landfill/#compost pile and redistribute it effectively across #Milwaukee?

Many stakeholders inc. #UW / County Extension, Fondy Farmers Market, Tikkun Ha-Ir, Outpost Natural Foods Co-op, Victory Garden Initiative, @MCOW, residents & City ECO HG. #healthyfoodaccess #foodrecycling #gleaner #gleaning

11/25/2019
Knorr

We're not crying, you're crying! Lisa is a local good food champion in our schools and communities. We admire her work and are so thankful to learn from her and grow Milwaukee's youth nutrition knowledge together! 🥰😢👩‍🍳

Meet Lisa Kingery, a local hero changing the lives of thousands of children by teaching them to cook nutritious and affordable meals from scratch.

The holidays can be a time of happiness and festivities. But not for everyone. For some, it can be hard to feel joyful w...
11/14/2019
Help for the holidays: Places where you can get free meals

The holidays can be a time of happiness and festivities. But not for everyone. For some, it can be hard to feel joyful when they’re strapped for cash and struggling to buy food. Here is a partial list compiled by @Milwaukeenns of organizations that have stepped up to help. Please email [email protected] if you know of others or comment on Facebook.

https://milwaukeenns.org/2019/11/14/help-for-the-holidays-places-where-you-can-get-free-meals/?mc_cid=d5f7d6b0b0&mc_eid=49ef0296ea

Here is a partial list of organizations in Milwaukee that have stepped up to help our neighbors in need. We know there are more so help us get the word out.

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6737 W. Washington St.
West Allis, WI
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